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Secretary of State reports more than 3.4 million Kentuckians registered to vote in Nov. 6 election

More than 3.4 million Kentuckians are registered to vote ahead of the General Election on Nov. 6, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Thursday.   Democrats represent the plurality of the electorate with 1.68 million registered voters, or 49.6 percent of voters. Republicans total about 1.41 million, around 41.7 percent of voters, and more than 295,400 voters, about 8.68 percent, are...

Secretary of State’s second annual Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl food drive to begin October 15

The second annual Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl, a food drive the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office is hosting with the Kentucky Association of Food Banks and the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) will kick off October 15. “One in six Kentuckians – and even more heartbreaking, one in five Kentucky children – regularly struggle with hunger,” said Secretary of State Alison...

Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl challenges local governments to donate food, funds for the hungry

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, God’s Pantry Food Bank CEO Michael Halligan and the state’s regional Area Development Districts will launch the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl at God’s Pantry Food Bank, Monday Sept. 25. This statewide competition challenges Kentucky’s local and county government offices to donate food and funds to aid Kentucky families suffering from hunger. “One...

Grimes says her office won’t comply with federal commission’s request for Kentucky voter personal data

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A federal commission’s request for the voting history and personal information of Kentucky’s 3.2 million voters was vehemently denied by the state’s top election official. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said she received the request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for the name, address, last four digits of the social...

Grimes returns to Taiwan next week; will focus on promoting trade with Kentucky businesses

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is visiting Taiwan next week on an international trade mission to Asia with a delegation from the United States. Grimes is one of four secretaries of state selected to participate in a trip the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) is coordinating and funding. Grimes made a similar visit in 2013, making the trip her second in office. “I...

Quarles, Grimes, Beshear address rally supporting Agriculture Department’s Hunger Initiative

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles gave an update of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) Hunger Initiative and urged all Kentuckians to help fight hunger in a rally to raise awareness of Kentucky’s hunger problem Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda. “The Kentucky Hunger Initiative got off to a great start in 2016, and we are continuing our efforts to develop a strategy to reduce...

Secretary of State’s office predicts 60 percent turnout — 3.3 million voters — for Tuesday’s election

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes projected approximately 60 percent of the 3.3 million people registered to vote in Kentucky will turn out for next week’s general election. “We hope this year will continue to be a record-breaking year in Kentucky,” said Grimes. “Two weeks ago, we made history with the highest number of Kentuckians registered to vote. Now, we hope that...

Recanvass of votes in Kentucky Democratic Presidential Primary upholds Clinton win

A statewide recanvass of the votes was conducted in the May 17 Democratic Presidential primary election Thursday and the results did not change the outcome of the election, said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official. The results remain unchanged from the totals certified by county boards of elections to the Secretary of State last week, as required by law. Pursuant...